Answer: It depends on the student’s nature. There are 400 students sitting in front of me every day and about 20 of them ask me questions regularly, I already know them by heart. They cannot behave differently because they need to study through a dialogue with the teacher. They must ask a question and hear the answer that is specifically for them. Otherwise, they don’t hear what is said.
It is a big question whether they hear what others are saying. So, on one hand, I complain to them, and on the other hand, I understand that they need to hear the specific answer to their question and integrating in other’s questions is a problem for them.
Fortunately, there are not many, I already know them, and there is nothing I can do about it. Without them, there would be no questions, and if there are no questions something is missing. So let them ask. It depends on a person’s character, on the structure of one’s personality. So don’t worry if you study quietly and don’t ask questions. It is not a problem, as long as you are present.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 4/4/19